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National Museum Cardiff

In THE CIVIC Centre Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP, Wales
+44 29 2039 7951
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Witness one of Europe's finest art collections. Five hundred years of magnificent paintings, drawings, sculpture, silver and ceramics from Wales and across the world, including one of Europe's best collections of Impressionist art. The building also has galleries showing the diverse natural history of Wales, as well as a journey taking you through the Evolution of Wales (with dinosaur displays) from the very beginnings of time to the present day.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“natural history” (176 reviews)
“art galleries” (56 reviews)
“van gogh” (44 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:45
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
In THE CIVIC Centre Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP, Wales
+44 29 2039 7951
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a great afternoon and particularly enjoyed the exhibit about Agatha Christie. I've only read two or three for 66 novels. Much more to do. Also enjoyed the more per minute exhibits. Wished I had had more time in the natural history portion of the...More

Thank TL14
Reviewed 2 days ago

What more can I say? Check out the dioramas in the natural history section. Very friendly and helpful staff.

Thank David D
Reviewed 2 days ago

I had a superb afternoon walking around the museum, there is something for people of all ages. The Natural history and dinosaur exhibits were informative and had some interactive elements for younger children to enjoy. The art gallery was fantastic, it has been a long...More

Thank EGudgin
Reviewed 2 days ago

Went to the museum with my wife and grandson and found the evolution of Wales exhibition very good and well set out. The cafe was very crowded and in a awkward position . They also have a impressive art collection. I was a bit disappointed...More

Thank Charles J
Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum has a lot for everyone. It has an excellent and extensive exhibit on the geologic history of Wales that has numerous audio and visual demonstrations. It also has an excellent art museum with the works of Van Gogh, Renoir, Monet, Rodin, and many...More

Thank henry v
Reviewed 3 days ago

A well organised museum with something for everyone and a lovely cafe and shop to finish with. A great way to spend a couple of wet hours!

Thank triciac890
Reviewed 3 days ago

Is always a pleasure to visit the National Museum and haven't done so in a while, attracted by the Agatha Christie exhibition, thought it was time, the exhibit was very good and informative. The rest of the museum is worth a look too, great area...More

Thank Steven B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Spent 2 hrs walking around and saw various exhibits. Loved the Agatha Christie exhibit. Very informative having not been there for 20 yrs. How the exhibits have changed...

Thank morgannwg64
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I enjoyed the bottom floor of the museum all the dinosaurs bones fossils gem stones fragments from the earth and space found it very intresting my little girl loves the dinosaurs its free to get in aswell mind which is allways good staff are nice...More

Thank shaddick15
Reviewed 6 days ago

You can see dinosaurus, woolly mammoth, rich excibits in the natural history galleries. Also historic art, impressionist & modern art, applied art, etc.

Thank antonis k
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12 June 2017|
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Response from NatMuseumCardiff | Property representative |
Dear nolanar, thank you for your enquiry, may I ask that you email post@museumwales.ac.uk and direct it at Nigel Williams, Visitor Services Manger, who will be able to consider your enquiry further.
Julie F
26 July 2016|
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Response from NatMuseumCardiff | Property representative |
Dear Julie F I'm pleased to confirm we are indeed accessible. There are designated parking bays for Blue Badge holders to the rear of the Visitor Car Park, access via Museum Avenue. Blue Badge holders are entitled to free... More
27 July 2015|
Response from NatMuseumCardiff | Property representative |
Hi JoLou2014, The Museum is 20 minutes walk from Cardiff Central (Bus and Train Station). If you are on foot, then follow the signposts to National Museum. There are regular buses to the Museum from Cardiff Central, and the... More